Plans to take the solar power capacity figure up to 1,200 MW per annum from the current 700 MW per annum in next 2 years.
The entire country is rushing towards supply and commissioning of solar power stations of several MW. The initiative taken by Centre on implementation of 22 GW in the beginning of the financial year forced the solar industry to seriously think on demand supply value chain to diagnose right path for quick supply and commissioning of such large power plant. In solar industry, even a year back, the trend was commissioning of 10 – 15 MW per quarter which has seen a paradigm shift with revised announcement of 500 GW within 2020 by centre. This altogether has given a sudden jerk in the solar industry market and rate race has started.
While inverter unit size has gone up in recent one year, ample supply of PV modules from the country as well as abroad also geared up in parallel. The most essential equipment for the complete integration was left and that was designing of large size inverter duty transformers. Large size inverter duty transformers help developers and EPC contractors to complete their project comparatively in less time plus the cable work also reduces leading to project cost savings. It is imperative to go for larger size transformers to save time and of course the economy of the project also gets addressed at the same time.
Electrotherm has been a pioneer in designing multi-secondary transformers for last two decades and that has helped Electrotherm to cater to the need of solar market. Nowadays developers are going for 33 kV or 11 kV, 4 to 5 MVA multi winding (5 winding or more) inverter duty transformers. Electrotherm has been manufacturing similar transformers for capacity up to 30 MVA for industrial applications which added benefits to the market to easily identify ET as a desirable manufacturer. Timely delivery of consignment and continuous performance backed up by trained technicians for commissioning support has been the company’s USP.
Efficiency carries highest significance in solar duty transformer. Due to its excellent track record, ET has bagged continuous repeat orders from developers and EPC contractors in solar field. Today ET transformers are acknowledged as most efficient and trustworthy transformers in solar industry. Currently ET is supplying transformers of 50 to 60 MW solar power capacity per month on an average which cumulatively serves 700 MW per annum. The company has launched expansion plan to take the figure up to 1,200 MW per annum in next 2 years time.
To cut short the installation or testing and commissioning of transformer, breakers and laying and termination of cables, developers are nowadays looking for compact and fully integrated solution for the AC part. Electrotherm has been pioneer in supplying Solar Power House which includes all supplies from DCDB to AC Grid in a single container solution. The Solar Power House is a hot cake product in solar market which serves all need of AC part of the power generation and thus the developers are able to commission power stations of 100 MW size within challenging time line of 5 to 6 months.
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